Sebastien Bassong has revealed that Premiership football is the main reason he wants to leave Newcastle.
The defender has already undergone a medical at Tottenham ahead of a Â£9million switch to White Hart Lane.
Bassong told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle: â€œPlaying for Newcastle was a real honour in front of the supporters at St Jamesâ€™s Park.
â€œIt has been an unbelievable experience for me.
â€œBut I have always said that I wanted to play in the Premier League and that wasnâ€™t possible with Newcastle.
â€œIt was not good for my career to be at a Championship club. I want to play in future World Cups and African Cup of Nations competitions with Cameroon.
â€œThat is made more difficult if you are not playing at the higher level.â€
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